I never met my grandfather. He was killed in action in the Atlantic by a German U-boat before I was born. He was a Firemen in the engine room in a Merchant Marine cargo ship - the USS Norlandia. He was killed instantly. The government posthumously awarded him 4 medals. His memorial is at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. His body was never recovered - it is 5 miles deep in the Puerto Rican Trench - along with the ship.